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A support vector data description approach to target detection in hyperspectral imagery
Author(s): Wesam A. Sakla; Adel A. Sakla; Andrew Chan
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Paper Abstract

Spectral variability remains a challenging problem for target detection and classification in hyperspectral imagery (HSI). In this paper, we have applied the nonlinear support vector data description (SVDD) to perform full-pixel target detection. Using a pure target signature, we have developed a novel pattern recognition (PR) algorithm to train an SVDD to characterize the target class. We have inserted target signatures into an urban hyperspectral (HS) scene with varying levels of spectral variability to explore the performance of the proposed SVDD target detector in different scenarios. The proposed approach makes no assumptions regarding the underlying distribution of the scene data as do traditional statistical detectors such as the matched filter (MF). Detection results in the form of confusion matrices and receiver-operating- characteristic (ROC) curves demonstrate that the proposed SVDD-based algorithm is highly accurate and yields higher true positive rates (TPR) and lower false positive rates (FPR) than the MF.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7335, Automatic Target Recognition XIX, 73350C (5 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.818642
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Wesam A. Sakla, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Adel A. Sakla, Univ. of South Alabama (United States)
Andrew Chan, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7335:
Automatic Target Recognition XIX
Firooz A. Sadjadi; Abhijit Mahalanobis, Editor(s)

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